Superfund Site:

TOWN OF PINES GROUNDWATER PLUME
TOWN OF PINES, IN

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor
(312) 353-1325

Remedial Project Manager
Erik Hardin
(312) 886-2402

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Site Location

Street Address:
WALNUT STREET & HWY. 20, TOWN OF PINES, IN 46360

Background

The Pines Groundwater Plume site is located about four miles west of Michigan City and about one mile south of Lake Michigan in Porter County, Indiana.

EPA tested residential drinking water wells in the town of Pines in May 2002, based on high levels of the metals boron and molybdenum found in drinking water wells by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. The metals appeared to come from coal combustion by-products, or CCBs, composed primarily of fly ash that was disposed of in a nearby landfill called Yard 520. Other areas in the town were also identified as having CCB materials, ...
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